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Spider Veins in Leg

Spider veins are medically known as telangiectasia these are usually fine thread-like blue or red veins that can appear anywhere in the body but are commonly seen on the leg, ankles, face, chest, and abdomen, closer to the surface of your skin. On the legs, they are commonly seen on the outer (lateral) thigh and upper one-third of the calf.

These are usually associated or fed by larger blue veins called reticular veins which lie deeper in the skin compared to spider veins. These are very tiny veins, measuring less than 1 mm.

Treatment of spider veins in leg depends on the cause. If the cause is underlying varicose veins, then the underlying cause should be treated first otherwise the treatment will be unsuccessful.

Dr. Yazdani is one of the few female phlebologists who is professionally trained by Doctors from Australia and abroad on minimally invasive treatment procedures.

If there is no link to an underlying bigger vein then the best treatment is direct vision sclerotherapy. The treated spider vein can look darker post-treatment until the body absorbs it. They become more common as people get older and they're especially common in people aged over their 30s and pregnant women.

These veins can cover a very small or a very large amount of skin. Anywhere from your crotch to your ankle, the backs of your calves on the inside of your thighs. During pregnancy, in your vaginal area or around your anus.

Causes of Spider Veins:

Blood collects in veins on the skin's surface, causing spider veins. Your genetic history, obesity, trauma, and hormonal variations can all contribute to them. The exact cause of many cases is unknown. In general causes of this veins condition is usually trauma, sun damage, underlying varicose veins, pregnancies, hormonal changes, and genetic.

Signs & Symptoms of Spider Veins:

Spider veins are generally aesthetic and won’t cause symptoms unless there is an underlying varicose vein that causes them, So, if you have Varicose Veins accompanied with Spider veins the symptoms can be as follows.

  • An achy or heavy feeling in your legs.
  • Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping, and swelling in your lower legs.
  • Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time.
  • Itching around one or more of your veins.
  • Skin discoloration around a varicose vein

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